2 fleeing suspects dead, 2 others hurt in northern Indiana crash

Police investigate a crash that killed two people and seriously hurt two others. It happened at U.S. 30 and Parker Street in Warsaw, Saturday, January 13, 2018.

WARSAW, Ind. (WANE) – Two people are dead and two others are in serious condition after two theft suspects caused a crash while running from police in Warsaw.

It happened just before 9:30 Saturday night.

According to Indiana State Police, a trooper saw a vehicle that matched the description of a suspect vehicle from a theft that happened at the Meijer in Warsaw.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle. That’s when the suspects drove off heading east on U.S. 30.

Police said the suspects ran a red light at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Parker Street and hit three other vehicles.

The two people in the suspect vehicle died in the crash. They have since been identified as 19-year-old Jacob Slone and 16-year-old Paige Jefferson.

Two people in another vehicle were taken to a hospital in serious condition.

No other serious injuries were reported.

U.S. 30 was shut down for several hours while investigators reconstructed the crash scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 1st Sgt. Kevin Smith at the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne post at (260) 432-8661.

The incident is under investigation.